Charlotte Kirchhelle

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Department of Plant Sciences and Department of Engineering Science

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Charlotte Kirchhelle's research focusses on plant morphogenesis the process through which plants generate organs of reproducible size and shape. Using roots as a model, she investigates how information is integrated across different scales in time and space to control morphogenesis. She is particularly interested in the role of cell geometric features like edges (where two cell faces meet), whose role in morphogenesis was recently identified. She is based at the Departments of Plant Sciences and Engineering Science and uses an interdisciplinary approach combining classic molecular biology with state-of-the-art quantitative imaging and computational modelling.